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Here's about the best tut that I could find in a quickish search mate :)

http://www.applegazette.com/mac/how-to-clean-install-osx-mavericks-with-a-usb-flash-drive/

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Thanks sevsman. Yours is much better than what I had. Now I'll be able to follow along with better pics too.  :biggrin:


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No problem dude :)

 

I thought I'd have a root through here in search of an answer to the oldest 'pc vs mac' question that I can think off!!!!

 

Can a mac actually do anything a pc can't?       If so, then what is it ??? ???    :help: 


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I do have one.

 

I've downloaded OS X Mavericks Install DVD.dmg and intend to install via USB flashdrive.

 

Can I do a clean install by booting the Mackbook Pro via the flashdrive doing a clean install since the laptop still has OSX 10. 6 .8?

 

I have all my how-to's so I'm not seeing a problem.

 

The friend that I'm doing this for is a very cute girl or I'm never attempt such an under-taking in uncharted waters.  :histerija:

Yes, you can, just be careful if Mavericks checks out online if you are eligible or not for upgrade. I do not believe you will have any trouble.

Did you by any chance download Mavericks from apple servers? Being free as it is.

Remember to press the option key to load the boot loader and select the USB flash drive, then follow directions.


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I know that I could get it free, but she's let several upgrades pass by so she not at Mountain Lion now, so I wish to do a clean install. We have very bad internet in my location, so online upgrade/download would be an issue. I have the OS X Mavericks Install DVD.dmg though, so intend to attempt a boot from USB clean install. Her Macbook Pro is within the age/specs to be able to upgrade to Mavericks.


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I know that I could get it free, but she's let several upgrades pass by so she not at Mountain Lion now, so I wish to do a clean install. We have very bad internet in my location, so online upgrade/download would be an issue. I have the OS X Mavericks Install DVD.dmg though, so intend to attempt a boot from USB clean install. Her Macbook Pro is within the age/specs to be able to upgrade to Mavericks.

Alright, go ahead and do the install, let me know if you need any help.

Good luck, :)


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Thanks. It's nice to know there's an expert on hand, since I'm delving into unexplored territory.

 

I won't be doing until I have a backup portable USB HDD for all her stuff and and image of her system presently, so it'll be a few days/week.

 

I'll definitely report results here, good or bad.  :biggrin:


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Ok, btw, Time Machine does all that, you know.


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Ok, btw, Time Machine does all that, you know.

I thought so, & will use that. I don't even like connecting her Mac to my portable external (as Mac likes to own things on it), so she'll have her own soon.  :biggrin:

 

I do have a ? with that, too. What file system format should I use on her external HDD? Just format it to the default system the Mac calls for when I 1st connect it?

 

FYI her external will only be used on her Mac.


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HFS+, format it with Disk Utility


Edited by aben2amu, 14 November 2013 - 08:21 PM.

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HFS+, format it with Disk Utility

I thought so, but thanks for verifying my thinking. I thought this would be what the Time Machine image would like best, working in it's native format.  :biggrin:

 

I so appreciate an expert opinion, letting me know I'm on the right track!    :headbang:


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I thought so, but thanks for verifying my thinking. I thought this would be what the Time Machine image would like best, working in it's native format.  :biggrin:

 

I so appreciate an expert opinion, letting me know I'm on the right track!    :headbang:

No problem at all, :)


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